Fri, 11 Jan 2019
If you have two version of Excel running concurrently on a single PC, you may wish Windows defaulted automatically to the older version. However, if you try to associate a file type like .xls with a particularly version of Excel, namely the older one, Office will correct your mistake and re-establish your file type association with the newer verion.
To overwrite this "functionality", the procedure is as follows.
- Install Office 2003.
- Install Office 2007.
- Re-Install Office 2003. Select "Reinstall or Repair". Check "Detect and Repair errors in my Office installation."
No more having to open Office 2003 first before opening a file!